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The School of Human Evolution and Social Change, our Archaeological Research Institute, our Deer Valley Rock Art Center and individual faculty members maintain extensive research and teaching collections in archaeology, ethnology and evolutionary anthropology. Indexes to selected anthropology collections are maintained online:
ethnographic collections Including examples from:
archaeological + evolutionary anthropology collections
The Archaeological Research Institute
ARI is a qualified federal repository and oversees collections including:
Online exhibits are available at http://archaeology.asu.edu in the following areas:
deer valley rock art center
This petroglyph site, overseen by the ASU School of Human Evolution and Social Change, is considered a natural collection. in addition, artifacts are housed and displayed in the center's museum. Holdings include the following:
The center is also 47-acre nature preserve that is home to approximately 250 native Sonoran Desert plant species and upwards of 100 permanent and migratory faunal species.